Bergen is a city and municipality on the Bergen Peninsula in Hordaland county on the west coast of Norway. The city was established before 1070 AD.Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland.

As of 2014 the municipal population was 278,200 making it, after Oslo, the second-most populous city in Norway. (The Greater Bergen Region population is 412,900.)

The area covered by the municipality is 465 square kilometres (180 sq mi), and it consists of eight boroughs.
Bergen is an international centre for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology, and a national centre for higher education, tourism and finance. Natives speak a distinctive dialect of Norwegian known as Bergensk. The city has an airport, a light rail system, which is the terminus of the Bergen Line, and Bergen Port, the busiest port in Norway.

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